Dr Kuhl was born in Los Angeles, California and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego. He majored in Biochemistry and Cell Biology while obtaining a minor in English Literature. He was also a four year athlete on the crew team being elected the captain of the team in his senior year.
He came to Texas to enroll in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed this studies for his MD and also for a PhD in Human and Molecular Genetics in 1995. He was then fortunate to remain at Baylor for his Ophthalmology residency and his two year fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous.
He moved to Bryan, Texas in 2001 at the completion of his training and started as an employee of Austin Retina Associates. He opened The Retina Center PA in 2004.